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one supervisor wants to help unattended kids left at the border >> a standoff lasted for hours coming to a close. what happened? the lessons a neighborhood under siege. >> and a deadly police shooting near santa rosa. what we've learned and what a witness is telling abc7 news tonight. >> plus, a $2 million trail causing concerns tonight. what a new report says. >> these are going keep coming. we need to have a response. >> and protests continue in
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southern california over the surge of young children crossing the border, a very different response tonight in san francisco. >> leanne? >> well, first of all let's put this into perspective. 20 years ago the number of children entering illegally on their own is 7,000. today, 54,000. the supervisor said the that will be consequences far better if we do nothing. >> and children and families today in front of san francisco city hall. several supervisors are here. many from central america will continue to krots the border and land in san francisco.
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>> these kids are toing owe to keep coming. you know? this is to offered shelter. the director of legal services for children. >> the goal of the office of refugee resettlement is to reunify with family or others as soon as possible. >> most will be sent back to their country s. >> these children are fleeing poverty and violence. >> there will be hearings while
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they wait. . >> i think we have a part in making this happen. >> the mayor, ed lee is in conversation with other city leaders and organizations to address the crisis. >> people were saying they don't have enough. and protestorsay the city loaded social service and other responsibilities on to nonprofit agencies but is not funding them, they say it's undermining public health and safety and causing chaos for workers and clients. >> and this evening, we're hearing from a key witness, questioned by pruosecutors. andy lopez killed by deputy eric gelhaus the district attorney cleared
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him yesterday and said no charges would be filed. he saw the 13-year-old boy carrying an area soft gun. he spoke to abc news reporter today. >> i told him to roo police on a car jacking case waited it out to catch a thief. they chased the suspect and sky 7 shows you members on the scene in east 24th street.
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>> plies say a high-priced prostitute killed her client with a deadly dose of heroin. the man faces murder charges and investigators say video on the victim's yacht shows his death and him leaving with out getting help for it. police say she's connected to a milar case in another state. >> antioch police are investigating what appears to be several shootings this afternoon. police found a car in the middle of a parking lot with a body inside. investigators are trying to determine whether the person was shot there or another location. there was an earlier shooting on delta fair boulevard and word of a second victim with gunshot wounds to the chest. >> a notorious hit and run driver is facing another dui
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charge this evening. the 74-year-old appeared in court today. these are photos from our news partner, san jose mercury news he was convicted of a hit and run that left a bicyclist permanentsly disabled the case drew wide attention because he showed little remorse. that bicyclist showed up in his hearing today. sheriff deputies pulled him over and he blamed his girlfriend the same thing he did in 2009. >> a san mateo grand jury is raising concerns about the safety of a newly-opened devil's slide trail that opened in march after a section of high one was rerouted through a tunnel. tiffany? >> well, cheryl, one of the concerns is that there is easy access owe this area the investigation started last year, after someone complained about safety on the 1.3 mile
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trail. >> the sign says 15 miles per hour. real speed limit on this stretch is a harness attached to a leash. without it, the 3-year-old pup would spring down devil's slide trail the lab's owner loves the area so much. >> they've done a beautiful job here. >> she and her husband donated a bench in memory of her parents. >> i remember riding in my father's 57 chevy. >> that ended whit was converted into a hiking and biking path. a grand jury report highlights three concerns including a lack of cell phone service in case of emergency. >> if you don't have a phone. 20 years ago we didn't have cell phones >> could you have cell service here? yes. would it be nice? sure. is it going to make me not want to go there? no. >> the report recognizes potential danger of the guardrails saying a child might
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crawl and tumble down the cliff. >> in europe you go walking on cliffs with no railings, nothing. everything is okay. you know? kids learn these things >> the grand jury wants a study about prohibiting horses saying fog makes pavement wet and horses could slip. >> i think that is crazy. >> the report suggests the parks department make improve manies by the end of the year. >> crews have a good handle on the fire, the monicello fire. the fire, burning east burned about ten square miles and now 55% contained. cal fire investigators are asking for help to determine how it started. they're asking anyone in the canyon creek area to contact them if they saw anything at all suspicious. >> president obama is asking congress for $600 million to
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help fight wildfires it would go to department of agriculture. white house officials say the money is designed to pay for all wildfire needs in 2014. >> hundreds of residents plan to show up in the east bay city of san ramone to complain about a huge proposed development, allowing nearly 800 new homes. abc7 news joins us from san ramone with more. laura? >> hi, cheryl, this meeting set to begin here in less than hahn hour the opponents told us te plan to pack the house here tonight, to tell their city leaders they want no more new houses in their town. ar >> he thinks tough is enough. >> it's a drought. >> williams is among hundreds who signed petitions against a
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proposed 740 home development called feria preserve, it would cover these golden hills with single family homes, town houses, senior apartments, and lighted sports fields but there is no plan for a new school. >> there is no planning, no provisions for this development in terms of having kids go to neighborhood schools. >> the intersections are already grade b. and this isn't going to go away. >> there is a legal entitlement for some development and my goal to present the city council mitigations calling for a further reduction in that development >> two thirds would be preserved as open space
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the current developer did not return our calls for comment. in san ramone, abc7 news. >> a new development tonight, just minutes ago caltrans announced it will continue to work on parts of a troubled freeway project at least one more day. the project goes through protected wetlands and streams so caltra is required to do mitigation in other areas. it's behind schedule and two weeks ago arm year core ordered caltrans to stop construction innocence tiff areas then yesterday said it would stop work and layoff 100 people. well, now, the two agencies agreed to meet to, so caltrans
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delayed a decision whether to shut down completely. >> supervisors put a bill on the ballot today, if voters say yes, the tax revenue would pay to improve local streets and highways and bart would benefit. ac transit would receive money to expand rapid bus service. >> she's being called a banana pants bandit her crime caught on surveillance video. it has everyone looking for a thief. >> a woman's phone bill is higher than it should be, though charges are correct. i'll show you why. >> live doppler six shows clouds, and moisture moving north. conditions are improving now.
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i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> spencer, thank you. the affect state drought is having. what is changing, when we return.
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♪ yeah, girl ♪ you know, i've been thinking about us ♪ ♪ and, uh, i just can't fight it anymore ♪ ♪ it's bundle time ♪ bundle ♪ mm, feel those savings, baby and that's how a home and auto bundle is made. better he learns it here than on the streets. the miracle of bundling -- residents are buzzing not so much about a theft but what the woman was wearing when she took it. bright, yellow pants. it was caught on video. now, she's being called banana pants bandit. >> it's a caper most people are
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laughing about and at. a security camera at this family home in willow glenn neighborhood caught a woman jump out of a car. >> we're just the nature of political campaigns? >> yes. >> the bright yellow pants caught everyone's attention. they're calling her banana pants bandit. >> shouldn't have been wearing yellow pants trying to be a bandit in the evening. it's just not right. get your black, gray, hooded sweat shirts. >> the sign just like this one for san jose mayoral candidate. >> we've got bigger crimes to be investigating in the city of san jose. and it's entertaining for folks in the campaign.
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>> this happened several times >> if anyone has been involved figured out signs don't vote. people do. so i don't get too worked up about it. >> the opponent is the county supervisor. his campaign manager did not return our calls. he says he's not filing a complaint. in willow glenn, a sign of patriotism goes unmolested and a political sign gets taken. maybe the best lesson is a sign is safer inside than outside. in san jose, abc7 news. >> officials have decided to produce a law to put mentally ill people into outpatient treatment. it's been amendmented to allow a
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personalized care time to try to get patients to accept treatment voluntarily. it will be made of several people including a psychiatrist and another patient. laur why's law is named after a 19-year-old laura will cox, shot to death in twun by a mentally ill man. his family tried but was not successful in getting him treatment >> more information about a scary roller coaster accident. 22 riders dangled for hours after the ninja coaster hit a tree. officials say the tree fell into the path, that dislodged the car. four people were injured, two of them went to the hospital as a precaution. in magic mountain, they plan to keep the ride closed while the accident is being investigated >> califora's drought
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continues to get worse. the state is in a severe drought right now. area of exceptional drought increased over the past week. this is the severe category. last january, governor brown requested consumer cut usage by 20%. >> really the biggest, chargest potential is saving water in the landscape. >> the department of water resources is offering rewards on tips. >> department of agriculture says dairy may jump 4%. eggs by 6%. restaurants such as in and out burger have already increased
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their prices. smaller restaurants may follow suit. >> i think we've got to be worried about winter, last year we're having issues and everybody has to be worried about it. >> the cost of fruits and vegetables in because farmer dz not plan about 500,000 acres due to lack of water. >> days may be numbed for san francisco glenn eden golf course the owner notified the city the course will close because he can't afford the water bill. it is one of the few affordable courses and costs less than a quarter of a price to tee off. rec and park told abc 7 news it will work to keep it open. >> a lot of golfers hope that will happen >> yes. >> it's $19 so reasonable.
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>> yes. >> that it is what we're facing now. and here we go. dry we go right now. humidity, yesterday, humidity eased up a bit. now, feeling more comfortable. sunny skies, low clouds and fog right now but more forceful activity has been this thunderstorm activity. on the eastern slopes today. clouds and moisture moved through the bay area yesterday moving northward to the north and there is high fire danger
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until 11:00 tonight the concern is that dry lightning strikes could trigger fires because it's been dry and warm in that region. in the bay area, readings 61 in san francisco. low to mid 70s in san charlos. this dramatic view of the low clouds and fog across the bay moving into our inland areas. 79 in livermore, another live view here from our camera. you can see low, higher clouds in the distance there. low clouds and fog continuing to become more wide spread. here is a chance of drizzle next two days and warming trend kicking in this weekend and into
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next week. at 7:00 low clouds, fog continuing through inland push and they'll push far inland during overnight hours. there is a chance of spotty drizzle. then, at 5:00 maybe a degree or two lower. cooler inland area that's topped out today. south bay, upper 70s to low 80s. and mainly low to mid-70s in the east bay. here is the accu-weather forecast. that temperature pattern we're in tomorrow holds steady throughout saturday. then, we'll warm up on sunday
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and 60s on the coast. >> not bad. >> thank you. >> just ahead a record-breaking world cup today. >> stay with us. ??
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>> the man who got the name hot mug shot guy had a hearing today on weapons charges the state agreed to turn over to federal prosecutors if convicted he faces up to ten years the felon's mug shot became an online sensatioafter police posted it on the dep's facebook page. >> someone created a facebook page dedicated to a san francisco police officer. called hot cop of the castro. and chris coors. he works out of park station. this is the profile photo. pretty cute. looking good. right? it's already received nearly 9,000 likes. >> good shot. >> the germans moving on to win
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7-1, brazil's worst loss in world cup history. of course at schroeder's fans were happy, they cheered on the german team for it's record age world cup finals you can find out tomorrow who team germany will play for the championship. argentina against netherlands kicks off on espn. >> bay area world cup fans are good sports though team usa is no longer a contender. we want to see your photos or up load through our news app or abc7 reports.
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>> still to come here a typhoon hits japan. how it's affecting u.s. forces stationed there. >> growing violence in israel. why it could get worse. >> the name change because a u.s. start up doesn't want to be associated with a terror group. those stories and more as cheryl and i continue. ♪ ♪
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more rocket strikes in israel and gaza. this surge follows a killing of three israeli teenagers in apparent revenge murder of a palestinian. israel's prime minister reportedly called the 16-year-old's father expressing condolences and outrage. abc news reporter has the latest on air attacks. >> sirens blairing and roaring. more air raids from militants. today, aimed at tel aviv, stopped by iron door defense
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system. closer to the border people are taking cover in bomb shelters, tensions between israel and hamas escalate. >> israel responded to rockets saying military hit about 100 targets, including this, the home of a reported hamas leader, six people were killed including two children. it's increasing air offenses and authorizing the army today. >> we cannot compromise today. and we should stop them. >> and an israeli officials say no efforts are underway now, adding he does not expect an end from either side any time soon. marcy gonzales, abc news, new
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york. >> in japan, powerful typhoon pummels the island of okonowa. this one of the biggest, stronger storms this smer, one man is missing from a fishing boat the u.s. has a large military presence and american forces have cancelled all outdoor activities because of the typhoon. >> people legally bought marijuana today aconsiders the state of washington. washington joins colorado as the only state where it can be sold for nonmedical reasons one woman waited outside so they can be the first customer. >> it's the quality. it's like a candy store, like
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chocolate. you'll never get enough. >> only 25 stores have permits to sell in washington. some hope they'd have enough marijuana for the first wave of customers. marijuana is still illegal under federal law. >> lawmakers in the house will hear testimony tonight from whistle blowers who accuse the department of veterans affairs and say they were often forced into administrative leave after they came forward about lagging health care quality due to under staffed medical centers and overworked staff. nearly 70 employees filed complaints. >> in tonight's money matters stock market for a second day in a row. dow fell 177 points. >> walmart is the world's largest company according to fortune's magazine golden 500
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list, earning $476 billion this year. apple is among the top 20. isis, the mobile wallet service founded by at ask t, verizon and t-mobile is changing it's name, ceo says it's to avoid association with a terror group called isis. >> picking a local wine to pair with produce got easier. governor brown signed a bill allowing limited wine tastings at certified farmer markets in california. winers and growers have been selling full bottles now they can apply to give out samples so you can try before you buy. samples can be no more than three ounces each. >> solar power. it's not just for homes anymore. >> no. a look at latest ways to harvest power of the sun's rays
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>> is your phone bill going through the roof? one bay area woman realized her bill was higher than it should be. >> michael finney found out why. >> yes. this is a story of how you can lose sight of what you're paying for if using an automatic bill payment. with auto pay, many of us don't look at charges and credit to bills. a mill valley viewer, shocked when she did check out her bill and found out why she was paying so much. >> tes and her plus love traveling around the world they make a lot of calls and send messages back home. so she wasn't surprised when getting a big phone bill.
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>> i assumed it's based on usage while traveling. . >> i said this is unusual. and called the company. >> she found out charges were correct but something else was wrong. >> and over $3,000 which is a substantial amount of money. >> here is what happened. tes retired from at and t with a discount of $263 per month off her bill for cell phone, land lines and call services however, it had vanished and 14 months earlier. >> so times 14 months basically. you can do the math. >> at and t admitted the mistake. her social security number had been deleted from her account. tes wanted the money back. >> i spoke to two dozen people.
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>> at and t only refunding three months saying it does not correct bills dating back any further. and tess should have notified the company sooner. tes said she uses auto pay. it wasn't my error. >> she remanded a refund. >> it was getting frustrated >> she 7 on your side at and t decided to give back all money after all. saying we provided an adjustment. after discovering the customer had been removed from the data base of former employees eligible to receive this discount. >> this gave me $2,000 more, a nice sum. >> thanks to at and t for stepping up.
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lesson is read the bill. and it pays to check for accuracy. for more go to abc7 and click on the sections tab and we have a link that will go to 7 on your side p you have a problem or consumer issue. that is where you should go. >> thank you. >> still to come going electric. >> how a community is banding together to help the environment. bulldog: it's true! i am a bundle of talent!
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cells. and working with carbon fiber. >> they only briefly stopped to charge under the lamps. >> it can move lots of things >> move people with energy here. >> this is about using less >> you want to have steel wheels. >> just like sun lovers should follow the sun. >> the biggest challenge is trying to charge it. >> these ipads have satellite
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images of every neighborhood. >> i can see different designs. >> it figures out how much power you'll generate. >> that leaves one more hurdle. >> takes eight hours to install but can take up to six weeks to get it permitted >> in san francisco, abc7 news. >> several cities joined forces for what they're calling the loppingest single government purchases of all electric vehicles, ever. they have gone in together to buy 90 electric vehicle was a
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grant. that will save $500,000 in costs and 2 million pounds. >> are you a junk food junkie? could with your parents are to blame. researchers say poor diet habits may be in your dna and a father's bad diet may create a cellular memory in dna passed on to their child. >> good to know. >> what started out on kick starter turned into a viral sensation. it's raised $60,000.
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he's been on national television, going to try to donate to charity. >> that is potato salad by the pound. >> low clouds and fog at the coast pushing inland. it will be hot with humanus rotations here if the bay area. some cooler but mild to warm tomorrow. highs into 70s, mid to upper 80s. here is the accu-weather forecast. a warm up with low 90s. quite warmer, mid-90s and 80s on
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the bay. >> yes. >> thank you. >> we didn't see this one coming. brazil overwhelmed by germany. germany in the first 45 minutes, unbelievable. ??
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>> brazil conneeded four goals in seven minutes and seven total. brazil and germany looking to advance to age world cup final. look at this volley. his 10th goal. all time world cup leading goal scorer with 16. he misses a shot, but cruise is
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there. it's 3-0, germany. and brazil concedes its fourth goal. too easy. g men are 7 and 19, tied with texas. tonight reenforce manies back in the hien up. and marco skutero has been out for the season and before being removed and admits he needs time. >> he needs it.
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and he feels he can do that. my hope is that we'll get him stretched out with a better idea of where he is. >> today's all star slugger bid defend his title in minnesota beating national feen nom brice harper. final game of the stick scheduled for saturday, led by joe montana. joe, steve young, jerry rice will be there. and i've been training.
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>> of course we know that the first thing have you to do is stretch before working out. so getting stretching in. touch my toes? almost. there is a lot of these. the city of san francisco kind enough to shut this field down. let's see if i can find someone here to throw me a ball. i think i found a quarterback. capper in this case has nothing
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on this kid. >> i want to thank lee yam for being my training partner. should be fun and it's abc7 sports report brought to you by orchard supply, hardware. i wanted you to know, i'm out there and training. >> fancy. >> right. >> so should be fun. and joe will be signing autographs there for charity. >> a face book moment. >> it's great. >> thank you. >> join pee tonight at 9:00. ou, one man's remarkable close encounter captured on camera. then, at 11:00 an armed robbery. why police say it's just sho disturbing. >> that is this edition of abc7
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why is there hair everywhere? did you shave in the kitchen? the water in here is softer. look at this ski-jumping idiot, bode miller. what kind of a fruity name is bode? that cereal has the olympics on it? it must be eight months old. when you and me have kids, we're gonna give them good names, like shannon or rick.


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